Benjamin Black is the pen name of acclaimed author John Banville, who was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. His novels have won numerous awards, most recently the Man Booker Prize in 2005 for The Sea. He lives in Dublin.
Listen to an extract from the audiobook of Holy Orders by Benjamin Black, read by John Keating.
‘My drink is very fine. It tastes of hickory fires on fall afternoons in the far backwoods of Kentucky.’ We all know about the writers who drink, but what about their characters?